Festive Broccoli-Cauliflower Salad Recipe
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Festive Broccoli-Cauliflower Salad Recipe

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I came up with this recipe when unexpected company arrived and I didn't have enough lettuce and tomatoes on hand to make a traditional salad. Everyone enjoyed it so much that it became a regular at our table. —Avanell Hewitt, North Richland Hills, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. + chilling
MAKES:14 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. + chilling
MAKES: 14 servings


  • 1 bunch broccoli, cut into florets
  • 3 cups fresh cauliflowerets
  • 1 medium green pepper, julienned
  • 2 medium carrots, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 1/2 cup small pitted ripe olives, halved
  • 1/2 cup cubed sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup ranch salad dressing
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1/2 cup sunflower kernels

Nutritional Facts

2/3 cup: 253 calories, 24g fat (4g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 284mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 4g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk the mayonnaise, salad dressing, Italian seasoning, garlic powder and dill. Pour over salad; toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  3. Just before serving, sprinkle with sunflower kernels. Yield: 14 servings (2/3 cup each).
Originally published as Festive Broccoli-Cauliflower Salad in Country August/September 2009, p49

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htrimnal User ID: 2173940 260619
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2017

"I made this dish for a luncheon at work. We have several vegetarians in our office and there never seem to be enough options for them. It was a huge hit, and I loved that it can be made the night before (I waited to add the dressing just prior to serving). The only reason I'm not giving it 5 stars is because, in my opinion, it could use a little more zing. However, it would be easy to dress up to your taste."

VictoriaElaine User ID: 3422096 251895
Reviewed Jul. 26, 2016

"This is a versatile, tasty salad that will be a delightful addition to almost any meal. It will be rounding out our burger nights & making it's appearance at holiday meals. I reduced the mayo to 1/2 cup as I don't like my veggies to be swimming in dressing. I left out the olives and added an extra carrot. It is delicious!"

neuman05 User ID: 8022473 227527
Reviewed Jun. 6, 2015

"I also add raisins"

Mamaruthie User ID: 6339776 187455
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2014

"Made this for a birthday celebration at work and got rave reviews. Making it again tomorrow for a last luncheon at work since our jobs are being moved to another state. I love this recipe"

daisey5 User ID: 146806 184022
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2014

"I loved loved this salad."

Dcerickson9449 User ID: 7857911 102686
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2014

"I suggest adding bacon to this recipe and using shredded cheese instead of cubed cheese."

Deana Sims User ID: 3477171 186127
Reviewed May. 5, 2014

"This is a delicious salad. One that is easy to prepare and seems to go well with almost anything. I love salads that have a crunch to them and as such usually add nuts or croutons to any that I make, but this salad did not need anything added to it, for it is naturally crisp. I did add a tablespoon of sour cream to the dressing to make it a bit creamier."

Igraine32 User ID: 7006585 168234
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2014

"I followed the suggestions of others and cut everything much smaller except the julienned green pepper and sliced onion. It was really good. I brought it to a family party and it was devoured. I was actually wishing we had some left over cause I was craving it today to have with my lunch."

tatersnana User ID: 7479501 186830
Reviewed Nov. 11, 2013


BIGJOHNSGAL User ID: 6260528 127183
Reviewed Jul. 9, 2013

"Absolutley delicious! I made this on the 4th of July instead of a traditional potato or pasta salad, Everyone loved it."

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